How to Make Musical Instruments for Kids

Humming Instrument Craft

Amplify your voice with this humming instrument.
Amplify your voice with this humming instrument.
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This humming instrument craft may very well bring the house down. Create this musical craft with your kids and hum your favorite tunes.

What You'll Need:

  • Waxed paper
  • Foil pie pan
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Step 1: Cut a circle of waxed paper that is two inches larger than the top of a foil pie pan.

Step 2: Place the circle on top of the pan, and press the excess paper down over the sides of the pan.

Step 3: Tape the paper onto the pan at two opposite points only.

Step 4: To play, place your lips lightly against any edge of this instrument. Hum a tune, and watch the paper vibrate to amplify the sound.

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